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John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Hancock & Kelley – The testimony and FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Hancock and Kelley, the two political insiders discuss the big story of the week, the testimony, and now FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Washington University to host sports business summit Friday

    ST. LOUIS – It was a big weekend of sports here on Fox 2, and St. Louis will be back in the national sports spotlight this week with a lot of influential leaders coming to Washington University. Sports economist Patrick Rishe was on fox 2 news 6 pm newscast to discuss the latest news in the business of sports. Some of the topics discussed were: Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike ad and the NFL’s branding. The summit will be held at […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – National spotlight shines on Missouri’s US Senate race

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the two political insiders discuss the life and legacy of Senator John McCain. They will also take a look at the race for the U-S Senate in Missouri, which is shaping up to be the most expensive, and closely watched, race in the country this fall.

  • Man rescued from trench collapse thanks first responders

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man who was trapped in a trench in south St. Louis County this past May had a chance to thank the first responders Tuesday. Carl O’Hearn said he was working in a trench for the Metropolitan Sewer District when the ground began to cave in, along with slabs of concrete crashing down around him, badly damaging his leg. O’Hearn said it happened quickly and there was not much he could do to avoid getting […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Why political campaigns target rural voters over suburbs

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Hancock and Kelly, the two political pundits will discuss the ongoing feud between Omarosa and President Trump. They will also take a look at why so many campaigns target rural voters in Missouri, when the bulk of voters live in suburban areas.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Tuesday’s primary elections

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the discussion focuses on the primary elections taking place on Tuesday. (Jonathan Prouty is filling in for John Hancock on the Republican side.) The political pundits will also discuss President Trump threatening to shut down the government if the wall with Mexico isn’t built. Attorney Rudy Guiliani’s comments that the midterm elections are really a vote on Trump’s impeachment is also debated.

  • President Trump Granite City steel mill wrap up

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – President Donald Trump was back in the St. Louis area Thursday showcasing a factory that he says is benefiting from his tough trade stance on China. “After years of shutdown and cutbacks, today the blast furnaces is blazing bright…and we are once again new american steel into the spine of our cuntry”, said the president. The president spoke at Granite City Works where an estimated 800 people are heading back to work. Trump says the fact […]

  • Kids from Variety the Children’s Charity get a preview of new Gateway Arch museum

    ST. LOUIS – The new Gateway Arch museum is getting closer to being unveiled to the public. On Monday, some children from Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis had a chance to put it to the test. “I’ve never been here before, so I’m like, ‘ooooh yeah,” said Mackenzie Sanders, Variety kid. The Gateway Arch museum doesn’t open to the public until July 3. More than 30 Variety kids got a preview. “It`s pretty cool to see the colors and what they’re […]

  • Missouri native Neal Boyd, former ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner, dies

    SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) – Neal Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and dabbled in Missouri politics, has died. Scott County Coroner Scott Amick says Boyd died around 6 p.m. Sunday at his mother’s house in Sikeston. He was 42. Amick says Boyd had a number of medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure, and liver problems. He was seriously injured in a car crash in 2017. Boyd won the network TV show and its $1 million […]

  • Understanding the impeachment process in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Now that the first charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been dropped, his attorneys are now focusing on their preparation for the upcoming House hearings in Jefferson City that could ultimately lead to his impeachment. And now we know how the governor’s Kansas City-based attorneys for this legal proceeding are preparing. They want to have some input into how those hearings proceed in the House. Their hope is that they can stop a vote for […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The upcoming trial of Governor Eric Greitens

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the political pundits discuss the upcoming trial of Governor Eric Greitens. While he is in court, what’s happening in Jefferson City? Also, a discussion why Southern Illinois is getting so little attention from the Gubernatorial candidates. Is it a good strategy to focus on Chicago only, or a mistake that could cost them the election.

  • Retired politician John Danforth decries lack of moderates in Washington

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis native John Danforth has seen it all when it comes to politics. He has been the Attorney General of Missouri, a US Senator, and an ambassador to the United Nations; well-liked and respected by both parties. Danforth was the quintessential political moderate who was able to bring diverse voices together and get things done in Washington D.C. But he says the divisive politics of today are pulling us apart, which is a dangerous situation for […]